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Sowing biennials for next year

Sowing biennials for next year

Late July and there’s rows of neatly sown pots in the glass house. Biennials for next year, an ideal job for the middle of the day, when the heat these past few weeks has been relentless. Buoyed by this year’s display, we’ll be growing even more for...
Mosaic Meadows

Mosaic Meadows

The old proverb of ‘making hay’ kicks into gear come July, with tractors trundling up and down the fields and doing just that. It’s the time when some of the meadows at Forde Abbey are given their annual hair cut, but not all, as head gardener Joshua...
Horticultural meadows

Horticultural meadows

It’s time to say goodbye to the meadows and put them to bed until next year. Their texture and form has taken many stages through the season, and by July the tufted grasses are the colour of burnt sugar with a caramel brown tinge to them. There’s black grasses,...

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